Knowledge and Support of the Family as Factors Related to Chemotherapy Adherence of Clients with Breast Cancer

Ilya Krisnana, Aria Aulia Nastiti, Dwi Hartini

Abstract

Chemotherapy is part of managing clients with breast cancer. A long period of chemotherapy management requires commitment from the family. But there are still clients with breast cancer who did not run chemotherapy completely because there was no family support to be able to treat clients well. The purpose of this study was to analyse the correlation between knowledge and support from family to chemotherapy adherence in clients with breast cancer. This research used a cross-sectional design. The population of this study were 120 families who brought clients with breast cancer to the Oncology Outpatient Department to undergo chemotherapy and by simple random sampling 100 respondents were recruited. Data on knowledge and family support was collected by using questionnaires completed by the families. While data about chemotherapy adherence was obtained from the Hospital Medical Records data source. The data was analyzed by using Spearman Rank Correlation with α=0.005. The results showed that family knowledge was strongly related to chemotherapy adherence (p=0.000, r=0.817). Family support was also associated with chemotherapy adherence (p=0.000, r=0.389). Families who understand about the benefits, side effects and treatment of clients with chemotherapy can support the client's health status to remain in a stable condition for chemotherapy to be completed.

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in Harvard Style

Krisnana I., Nastiti A. and Hartini D. (2018). Knowledge and Support of the Family as Factors Related to Chemotherapy Adherence of Clients with Breast Cancer.In Proceedings of the 9th International Nursing Conference - INC, ISBN 978-989-758-336-0, pages 345-349. DOI: 10.5220/0008325003450349


in Bibtex Style

@conference{inc18,
author={Ilya Krisnana and Aria Aulia Nastiti and Dwi Hartini},
title={Knowledge and Support of the Family as Factors Related to Chemotherapy Adherence of Clients with Breast Cancer},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Nursing Conference - INC,},
year={2018},
pages={345-349},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0008325003450349},
isbn={978-989-758-336-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Nursing Conference - INC,
TI - Knowledge and Support of the Family as Factors Related to Chemotherapy Adherence of Clients with Breast Cancer
SN - 978-989-758-336-0
AU - Krisnana I.
AU - Nastiti A.
AU - Hartini D.
PY - 2018
SP - 345
EP - 349
DO - 10.5220/0008325003450349